A colossus felled
Seeing the great giants cut down for Rockefeller Center and other sites makes me so sad. These majestic trees have lived longer than some people do, and if left undisturbed would grow for decades more. Removing them to display for a month is a tragic waste. Why can't we leave them standing for our children to enjoy?
The tree in the photograph was an 85-year-old Norway Spruce (click on the photo for a closer view). As you finish reading this post, it has already been turned into mulch.